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Guide: Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Humanitarian Parole, Program Eligibility
This guide, co-published by CLINIC and Migration Refugee Services, provides information and samples of the type of documents that Afghan parolees may be issued by DHS. It explains what resettlement agencies should look for when determining an Afghan parolee’s eligibility for resettlement benefits as well what immigration practitioner should look for when determining an Afghan …

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Video: U.S. Rights and Responsibilities

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This video includes information on some laws protecting people in the U.S. from various abuses, actions that are not permissible in the U.S., and resources for reporting abuse and seeking further assistance. 
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Video: Vaccine Hesitancy

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video explains required vaccinations for new arrivals to the U.S., including Afghan evacuees. 
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Video: Operation Allies Welcome (OAW): Steps in the Process

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
What are some the steps in the Operation Allies Welcome (OAW)? This client-facing video provides answers to questions such as: What will happen to you and your families next?  How will you be able to communicate as you settle in your new home?  What support will be provided to you and your family?
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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: October 7, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families is an evidence-informed flexible approach to assist displaced children and families immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting displaced children and families through early transitions. Because each child and family comes with their own experiences …

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Archived Webinar: Creating a Welcoming and Healing Environment for Newly Arriving Afghan Children and Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar, presented by the University of Minnesota, includes four sections including: health literacy and cultural competence; reflections and perspectives; coming with funds of knowledge; and from trauma to resilience. 

Archived Webinar: Cultural Orientation for Afghan Arrivals

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
How is the Cultural Orientation continuum responding to the Afghan arrivals? In this webinar, learn about developments in key Cultural Orientation messaging taking place before departure to local Resettlement Agencies. You will also receive guidance on covering Cultural Orientation for Afghans served through the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA), including strategies and access to …

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Archived Webinar: Psychological First Aid (PFA) to Support Clients Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on October 4, 2021, this training was delivered by Beth Farmer, Director for Safety, Education, and Wellness, IRC; Maliha Mirza, Behavioral Health Social Worker, HealthPoint ; and Dr. Omar Reda, Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Founder of Project Untangled Model of Care.  In an emergency, like the crisis in Afghanistan, it is common to have a …

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Archived Webinar: Afghan Culture and Health Screening Considerations

Author(s): Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Hosted by the Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health on October 4, 2021, this webinar reviewed key considerations for health screening among newly arrived Afghan clients. Learning Objectives Understand the potential entry pathways and immigration standings of Afghan arrivals, including their impact on medical care/access List three required or recommended components of medical screening/care for …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Students and Families: A Workshop for US Educators

Author(s): Refugee Educator Academy
Date: October 2, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
The Refugee Educator Academy at the Center for Learning in Practice, in partnership with Childhood Education International, presented Welcoming Afghan Students & Families, a half-day conference for educators who support Afghan students and families newly arriving in the United States. The focus of virtual learning event was preparing registrants to provide the support needed to …

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